OpenStreetMap Finland web services

OpenStreetMap API service will be shut down at the end of 2020.

If anybody is interested to set up a similar service, the GeoServer styles and automatic data update scripts are available in Github.

OpenStreetMap Finland web services provide a general map of Finland, for scales from 1:5 000 to 1:8 000 000. The map is available as raster map via WMS and WMTS services, and as vector data via WFS service. Also the layers of the map are available sepately. The map is designed to be used in ETRS-TM35FIN coordinate system, but also other coordinate-systems are supported.

OpenStreeMap is a Wikipedia style project for map data. Anybody may add data to it and the data is available under open database license (ODbL). So please be aware of the uneven quality of data. More information about OpenStreetMap can be found from its wiki-page.

Map images are additionally licensed under CC-BY 4.0 Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

If you want to use this WMS/WMTS in your web map application you should add following information to your page: Kartta: Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Aineisto: OpenStreetMap tekijät OR Map: Ministry of Education and Culture, Data: OpenStreetMap contributors

All layers can be viewed from Paikkatietoikkuna (notice, that some layers are visible only in certain scales).

Additional help for using GIS web services can be found from here.

Data source: Open Street Map
  • Roads, railways, landuse, waterways, buildings, points, places: Geofabrik, Finland:
  • Lakes, administrative boundaries, protected areas: Geofabrik, Finland:
  • National boundaries: WeoGeo.
  • Sea: OpenStreetMapData.
Area: Finland
Coordinate system: Default is ETRS-TM35FIN (EPSG: 3067), but also others are available.
Styles: Modified Mapnik OSM styles. Styles and visible layers are dependent on map scale. Style descriptions, the required image files and the data import script to Postgis are available here under CC4.0-BY license.
Updated: Weekly (Saturdays), only data downloaded from Geofabrik is updated.
Usability: Not guaranteed
(Until July 2017 also worked, but with upgrade of GeoServer version, this URL is available only for ERTS-TM35FIN coordinate system.)
WMS formats: png as default and several other raster formats, see full list from getCapabilities
WMS enabled requests: getCapabilities: 1.1.1, 1.3.0, getMap, getFeatureInfo
WMTS formats: png
WMTS enabled requests: getCapabilities: 1.0.0, getTile, getFeatureInfo
WMTS gridset: According to JHS180
WFS comments: Please note, that WFS requests have a 100 000 feature limit. Open Street Map includes a lot of data, so downloading a whole layer at once is not possible. Please use rahter some filter, for example BBOX. QGIS has the possibility to download only features from the current view, for that disable the CacheFeature when opening the layer. MapInfo also supports BBOX spatial filter. For using large WFS layers in ArcGIS BBOX filter has to be written manually.
WFS formats: GML2 as default for 1.0.0, GML3 as default for 1.1.0 and 2.0.0, and some other vector formats, inc. Shape, see full list from getCapabilities
WFS enabled requests: getCapabilities: 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.3.0, getFeature, describeFeatureType



The layers are listed in the table below.

  • Osm-finland -layer group includes all other layers in the same order as in the table.
  • Most of the layers become visible only from certain zoom level (maximum visible scale). Also data of one layer is often filtered in more general scales, so for seeing all the details zooming in is necessary.
  • For WMTS precached layers most used tiles have been calculated in advance, so using these should be faster.
Layer Maximum visible scale WMTS precached
osm_finland:osm-finland (layer group) - x
osm_finland:Sea - x
osm_finland:landuse 1:500 000 x
osm_finland:protected 1:100 000  
osm_finland:waterways 1:1 000 000  
osm_finland:lakes 1.1 000 000  
osm_finland:admin_boundary 1:300 000  
osm_finland:roads 1:10 000 000 x
osm_finland:railways 1:2 000 000 - x
osm_finland:buildings 1:100 000 -  
osm_finland:national_boundary -  
osm_finland:places 1:10 000 000  
osm_finland:points 1:100 000  





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